Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the busiest airport in the Upper Midwest, offering non-stop flights to about 115 U.S. destinations and 20 international destinations. About two dozen airlines fly into and out of MSP, and the airport is a hub for both Delta Air Lines and Sun Country Airlines.
Three other area airports offer service to a limited number of destinations.
Allegiant Air and United Express fly from St. Cloud Regional Airport (STC) to Chicago, Orlando and Phoenix. STC is located about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (EAU), located about 95 miles east of Minneapolis, is served by United Express, which offers flights to Chicago. And Rochester International Airport (RST), located about 85 miles southeast of Minneapolis, is served by Allegiant, American Eagle and Delta Connection. From RST, travelers can fly to Minneapolis, Chicago and Phoenix.
When Minneapolis-area residents go on vacation, it’s not surprising that they often head to warmer weather destinations.
In the southwest, the desert cities of Las Vegas and Phoenix are popular destinations. Florida, particularly Orlando and Fort Myers, attract many travelers. For those wanted to head further from home, Cancún has a lot of appeal. And those who prefer a bigger city may head to Los Angeles for sun, sand and star-gazing. Denver, with its proximity to world-class ski mountains, is also a common vacation destination.
Internationally, Amsterdam, Toronto, Tokyo and Paris are among the busiest routes from Minneapolis.
Looking for inexpensive flights from Minneapolis? You’re in luck. The presence of low-cost carriers at MSP helps drive down airfares.